Health Quality & Safety Commission | Commission praises post-quake professionalism of health workers
The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to acknowledge the expertise and dedication of health professionals who have worked tirelessly in the past year to help people recover from injuries caused by Christchurch’s earthquake on 22 February last year.
The Commission’s Chair, Professor Alan Merry, says clinicians and other front line health workers dropped everything to provide care for those affected by the earthquake.
“We should be very thankful we have such dedicated health professionals in this country,” he says. “In some cases these people had to make life-or-death decisions out in the field and in all instances they worked in conditions that were less than ideal. Many people also had their own concerns about family, friends and property to deal with.”
Professor Merry says the on-going professionalism of health workers following the earthquake is an example of a high quality health service in action.